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Macabre Tree Ornament- Handmade

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Macabre Tree Ornament- Handmade
Swap Coordinator:tiaragoth (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade 
Number of people in swap:4
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 6, 2012
Date items must be sent by:November 20, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

For this swap you will create 1 MACABRE ornament for 1 partner.


Size wise I would say make something between 3''- 5'' in height.

Please create a beautiful MACABRE inspired tree ornament that you would love to display yourself.

You can make the ornament from scratch or significantly alter an existing ornament or object. Either way you must spend time and effort on the ornament so that it is worthy to hang on a tree.

Your ornament should be creepy, sinister or macabre. Maybe creepy little handmade dolls, images of anatomy or sinister beings encased in glass, skeletons, skulls, fake body parts in jars, embellished Barbie parts, vintage or antique doll heads, Frozen Charlottes in coffins, Edgar Allan Poe inspired etc.

However, DO NOT USE real body parts, skin, bodily fluids, or animals. That would be icky. Also check your partners profile for allergies and dislikes or phobias.

Clay, Fimo, fabric, assemblage, altered arts, altered dolls, tin shrines, altered metal cookie cutters, metal jelly/tart moulds, large chandelier crystals etc are all good.

Feel free to add beads, lace, baubles, ribbons, sequins, gothic trim, rhinestones, glitter and other sparkly stuff to adorn your ornament.

As the ornament will be hanging from a tree a bit of sparkly stuff for when your ornament catches the light won't hurt but that's entirely up you.

Make your ornament durable so it will last for years to come. Any images need to be properly sealed with glass/resin domes, Diamond Glaze or another suitable protective layer. Also, as it is a tree ornament do not forget to add ribbon etc to hang it from.


This is not a Christmas themed ornament so everyone can join in whatever kind of holiday tree you have.

Remember to pack your ornament well so that it does not get damaged in the post.

Serious swappers only please as I am not able to angel this swap. You must have a 4.9 rating or higher to join. No ''no sends'' ever.

I will check profiles thoroughly before assigning partners and ban any suspicious swappers. However, as this is a group swap I'm guessing there won't be any problems.

For inspiration checkout macabre and creepy ornaments, artwork, dolls, stuffies and shrines on flickr and etsy.

This creepy little coffin was made by agonysdecay. You can see more of her creations here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

and purchase them from her etsy store here:


Any questions please feel free to ask.


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